January 25, 2011 Subject:
entertaining if u like old sad sack kind of movies.
This movie reminds me of the movie's made by Hal Roach about sgt. Doubleday (hay Foot which can be viewed on this site) and LiL' Abner also based on a hillbilly comic strip. I really like both those films and movies based on the military so I really enjoyed this. It was funny, entertaining and dated which really appeals to me. Check it out if you are a fan of old B Comic strip and military comedies. Also check out Hay Foot which is awesome!
July 24, 2010 Subject:
That was REALLY GOOD!
I never liked the Snuffy Smith comic-strip in the paper when I was a kid, so I was like the previous reviewer and didn't expect much, but I gave it a chance and I really liked it.
It was quick moving with decent acting by likable characters and the somewhat average storyline kept my attention.
I recommend it.
February 5, 2010 Subject:
Great Balls O' Fire!!
Based on the long-running comic strip (1919 - 2001). Perennial moonshiner Snuffy, pursued by revenuers, joins the army for a new pair of kaki pants and tobacco money. Of course, all hell breaks loose. Adding to the nuttiness are Nazi spies and an invisible dog. I didn't expect to like this one, but within a few minutes I was laughing in spite of myself. The diminutive Bud Duncan is a lot of fun as Snuffy, and Sarah Padden is great as his over-sized wife, Lowizi. First as a revenuer, then as a master sergeant, Edgar "slow burn" Kennedy is Snuffy's foil. A ridiculous plot, over-the-top hillbilly caricatures and slapstick - what more could you ask for?
January 14, 2009 Subject:
Notice of executive action in lieu of a general court
martial or article 15 precedings:in re Pvt.Zacharia Obediah Ezekial Jehosophat Smith. Charges of public drunkeness,pederasty,incest public indecency with a minor of the hillbilly race,indecent liberties with a virgin of the white race.insubordination and sloth. Snuffy Smith you are an embarrassment to this country,this military service nad to every decent hardworking self educated hill billy in the Ozarks,there is no place for you in this mans army,this entertainment industry or shock corridor.Snuffy Smith you are to be escorted to Ft. Drum Indiana where you are to be officially drummed out of the service and made to run a Gauntlet consisting of brick bats and pithcforks,Snuffy Smith you are a poor american. "DAG NABBIT WHARS MY SHOOTIN ARN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"